After hiking up and down Cerro San Luis (4,267 m) in Cajas National Park in Ecuador, I had to cross this river.
Because they had run out of printed maps, the ranger had told me that if I kept walking along the side of the river, I would sooner or later find a bridge, which I had to cross. When I did, it was a good place to take a break. In my usual cowboy manner, of course.
Do you mean “that” was the bridge?! :)
Yes. There were actually enough stones in the water there to cross the river without a bridge, and further down the river dwindled to a creek that I could have jumped across.
I think the bridge was more important as a tool of orientation or as confirmation (“ok, I am on the right track”). But it’s actually not that hard to avoid getting lost in Cajas National Park because there is a busy road that cuts through the park. If you are lost, you climb the next mountain and look/listen for the road and walk back towards it.
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